The current-generation Silverado is a pretty good pickup and it makes pretty good sales results but somehow, we feel something is missing. While the key rivals Ford and Ram are offering Raptor and Rebel, Chevy doesn’t have that kind of an off-roader in the offer. It looks this could change soon, considering that the latest rumors suggest GM is working on a model called TRX. The officials are still quiet about this.
If it arrives, we have no doubt that this model would be highly capable. Compared to the standard model, it would come with all kinds of upgrades, starting from a new chassis and suspension setup. We would also expect to see a more powerful engine under the hood, while unique styling details seem like a certain thing as well. Exclusive interior features are expected as well. Although we are still waiting for the official confirmation, many believe that this model could arrive already in the next year.
2022 Chevy Silverado ZRX Design
When it comes to the base layout, the 2022 Chevy Silverado ZRX would feature a relatively familiar design approach, which would include all kinds of upgrades over the standard Silverado. Naturally, the first things that come to mind are all kinds of off-road upgrades. An upgraded, off-road suspension is one of them, which would provide higher ground clearance, more travel etc. Also, we could on typical off-road hardware, such as standard 4WD, two-speed transfer case, locking differentials, skid plates, hill descent control and similar things. Furthermore, we expect to see massive all-terrain or off-road tires, along with new wheel designs.
Besides lots of mechanical upgrades, this model would also come with several styling features that would make it look more rugged. We count on things like new bumpers, new wheels, graphics, tow hooks and similar things that would accentuate the model’s performance character. Also, we believe that the 2022 Chevy Silverado ZRX would come exclusively in a crew cab layout.
2022 Chevy Silverado ZRX Engine
To be capable off-the road, you need a lot of power and torque and GM definitely has such engines in its portfolio. The standard Silverado is available with a good-old 6.2-liter V8, which puts out around 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. That’s a solid amount of power, which seems enough for a vehicle like this. However, the problem is in competition, which offers more.
That’s why there is a big chance to see the 2022 Chevy Silverado ZRX with something more powerful under the hood. Of course, that would probably be the same 6.2-liter but upgraded with a supercharged. Such a version of this engine already powers sports cars like Corvette and Camaro, so we presume that GM won’t complicate things and that the same engine, without bigger modifications, would find its place under the hood of this truck. Therefore, we count on a max output of around 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque, which is enough for more than respectable performances.
The engine would come in pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission, which would send power to all wheels.
Interior upgrades are another thing that comes to mind. Before with start with them, we should also consider the possibility to see all 2022 Silverado models with a new cabin. It’s a well-known thing that the recent redesign hasn’t brought any interior changes and that the current cabin looks pretty much the same as the one in the previous-generation model. This could finally change in the next year, if we can trust rumors. The new interior would come with a completely new dashboard, with finer materials, more attractive aesthetics, new tech features and many more.
In the case of the 2022 Chevy Silverado ZRX, we would expect to see a couple of exclusive features above all this. For example, we could see exclusive color schemes offered, along with new upholstery. Stitching is another thing that comes to mind, along with “ZRX” badges and similar things. As we already mentioned, we expect that this model would be offered only in a crew cab version. Also, the list of standard equipment should be really long, as we are talking about a potentially very expensive pickup truck.
2022 Chevy Silverado ZRX Release Date and Price
At this point, the 2022 Chevy Silverado ZRX is just a rumor, so it’s hard to talk about any more precise things about the launch date and price. Still, we have no doubt that the price would be pretty high if the new version arrives. We presume that base models would cost around 65.000 dollars. Key competitors would be Ford F-150 Raptor and Ram Rebel TRX, but we shouldn’t forget the upcoming next-generation Toyota Tundra TRD Pro either.